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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098535/outbreak-of-legionnaire-s-disease-caused-by-legionella-pneumophila-serogroups-1-and-13
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Toshiro Kuroki, Junko Amemura-Maekawa, Hitomi Ohya, Ichiro Furukawa, Miyuki Suzuki, Tomoka Masaoka, Kastuhiro Aikawa, Kazumi Hibi, Masatomo Morita, Ken-Ichi Lee, Makoto Ohnishi, Fumiaki Kura
In Japan, hot springs and public baths are the major sources of legionellosis. In 2015, an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease occurred among 7 patients who had visited a spa house. Laboratory investigation indicated that L. pneumophila serogroup 1 and 13 strains caused the outbreak and that these strains were genetically related.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097824/mechanisms-of-metabolic-memory-and-renal-hypoxia-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Yosuke Hirakawa, Tetsuhiro Tanaka, Masaomi Nangaku
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a worldwide public health problem. The definition of DKD is being under discussion. Although the term DKD was originally defined as "kidney disease specific to diabetes", DKD frequently means chronic kidney disease (CKD) with diabetes mellitus and includes not only classical diabetic nephropathy, but also kidney dysfunction due to nephrosclerosis and other causes. Metabolic memory plays a crucial role in the progression of various complications of diabetes, including DKD. The mechanisms of metabolic memory in DKD are supposed to include advanced glycation end products, DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNA including microRNA...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097680/development-of-a-novel-algorithm-for-detecting-glucocorticoid-induced-diabetes-mellitus-using-a-medical-information-database
#3
T Imatoh, K Sai, K Hori, K Segawa, J Kawakami, M Kimura, Y Saito
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus (GIDM) increases the risk of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related complications but is generally difficult to detect in clinical settings. The criteria for diagnosing GIDM have not been established. Recently, medical information databases (MIDs) have been used in post-marketing surveillance (PMS) studies. We conducted a pharmacoepidemiological study to develop an algorithm for detecting GIDM using MID. METHODS: We selected 1214 inpatients who were newly prescribed with a typical glucocorticoid, prednisolone, during hospitalization from 2008 to 2014 from an MID of Hamamatsu University Hospital in Japan...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097066/henricia-djakonovi-sp-nov-echinodermata-echinasteridae-a-new-sea-star-species-from-the-sea-of-japan
#4
Anton Chichvarkhin
A new sea star species, H. djakonovi sp.n., was discovered in Rudnaya Bay in the Sea of Japan. This is a sympatric species of the well-known and common species Henricia pseudoleviuscula Djakonov, 1958. Both species are similar in body size and proportions, shape of skeletal plates, and life coloration, which distinguishes them from the other Henricia species inhabiting the Sea of Japan. Nevertheless, these species can be distinguished by their abactinal spines: in both species, they are short and barrel-like, but the new species is the only Henricia species in Russian waters of the Pacific that possesses such spines with a massive, smooth, bullet-like tip...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096576/role-of-edaravone-in-managemant-of-septic-peritonitis
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Ghada Fouad Elbaradey, Nagat Sayed Elshmaa, Hossam Hodeib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sepsis is a complex rapidly progressive infectious disease that remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in surgical patients and trauma victims. Edaravone a novel free radical scavenger was approved in 2001 in Japan for treatment of acute cerebral and myocardial infarction. Hence, in this work we attempt to evaluate its role in cases of septic peritonitis (SP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective randomized observer-blinded study carried out in surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after approval by Hospital Ethical Committee...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096520/differences-in-prevalence-of-lymphovascular-invasion-among-early-gastric-cancers-between-korea-and-japan
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Sun-Young Lee, Naohisa Yoshida, Osamu Dohi, Sang Pyo Lee, Daisuke Ichikawa, Jeong Hwan Kim, In-Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Eigo Otsuji, Yoshito Itoh, Chan Sup Shim, Hye Seung Han, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Yuji Naito
Background/Aims: The presence of invasion is a diagnostic criterion of early gastric cancer (EGC) in Korea, whereas diagnosis in Japan is based on enlarged nuclei and prominent nucleoli. Moreover, the depth of invasion is the location of cancer cell infiltration in Korea, whereas it is the location of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) or cancer cell infiltration in Japan. We evaluated the characteristics of EGC with LVI to uncover the effects of different diagnostic criteria. Methods: Consecutive T1-stage EGC patients who underwent complete resection were included after endoscopic or surgical resection...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095930/quantitative-risk-assessment-of-the-introduction-of-rabies-into-japan-through-the-importation-of-dogs-and-cats-worldwide
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N C L Kwan, K Sugiura, Y Hosoi, A Yamada, E L Snary
Japan has been free from rabies since 1958. A strict import regimen has been adopted since 2004 consisting of identification of an animal with microchip, two-time rabies vaccination, neutralizing antibody titration test and a waiting period of 180 days. The present study aims to quantitatively assess the risk of rabies introduction into Japan through the international importation of dogs and cats and hence provide evidence-based recommendations to strengthen the current rabies prevention system. A stochastic scenario tree model was developed and simulations were run using @RISK...
January 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095906/cost-of-physician-led-home-visit-care-zaitaku-care-compared-with-hospital-care-at-the-end-of-life-in-japan
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Kentaro Kinjo, Tomoko Sairenji, Hidenobu Koga, Yasuhiro Osugi, Shin Yoshida, Hidefumi Ichinose, Yasunori Nagai, Hiroshi Imura, Jeannette E South-Paul, Mark Meyer, Yoshihisa Honda
BACKGROUND: Physician-led home visit care with medical teams (Zaitaku care) has been developed on a national scale to support those who wish to stay at home at the end of life, and promote a system of community-based integrated care in Japan. Medical care at the end of life can be expensive, and is an urgent socioeconomic issue for aging societies. However medical costs of physician-led home visits care have not been well studied. We compared the medical costs of Zaitaku care and hospital care at the end of life in a rapidly aging community in a rural area in Japan...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095784/identification-of-a-novel-bovine-enterovirus-possessing-highly-divergent-amino-acid-sequences-in-capsid-protein
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Shinobu Tsuchiaka, Sayed Samim Rahpaya, Konosuke Otomaru, Hiroshi Aoki, Mai Kishimoto, Yuki Naoi, Tsutomu Omatsu, Kaori Sano, Sachiko Okazaki-Terashima, Yukie Katayama, Mami Oba, Makoto Nagai, Tetsuya Mizutani
BACKGROUND: Bovine enterovirus (BEV) belongs to the species Enterovirus E or F, genus Enterovirus and family Picornaviridae. Although numerous studies have identified BEVs in the feces of cattle with diarrhea, the pathogenicity of BEVs remains unclear. Previously, we reported the detection of novel kobu-like virus in calf feces, by metagenomics analysis. In the present study, we identified a novel BEV in diarrheal feces collected for that survey. Complete genome sequences were determined by deep sequencing in feces...
January 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095455/novel-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-pedv-variants-with-large-deletions-in-the-spike-s-gene-coexist-with-pedv-strains-possessing-an-intact-s-gene-in-domestic-pigs-in-japan-a-new-disease-situation
#10
Nguyen Van Diep, Junzo Norimine, Masuo Sueyoshi, Nguyen Thi Lan, Ryoji Yamaguchi
Since late 2013, after an absence of seven years, outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infection have reemerged and swept rapidly across Japan, resulting in significant economic losses. In this study, we report the emergence, mixed infection, and genetic characterization of 15 novel field PEDV variants with large genomic deletions. The sizes of deletion varied between 582 nt (194 aa) and 648 nt (216 aa) at positions 28-714 (10-238) on the S gene (protein). Among 17 PEDV samples isolated from individual pigs, all of them contained at least two distinct genotypes with large genomic deletions, and 94...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094679/a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-pediatric-tele-echocardiography-service-to-treat-triage-and-reduce-trans-pacific-transport
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Christopher A Rouse, Brandon T Woods, C Becket Mahnke
Introduction Tele-echocardiography can ensure prompt diagnosis and prevent the unnecessary transport of infants without critical congenital heart disease, particularly at isolated locations lacking access to tertiary care medical centers. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all infants who underwent tele-echocardiography at a remote 16-bed level IIIB NICU from June 2005 to March 2014. Tele-echocardiograms were completed by cardiac sonographers in Okinawa, Japan, and transmitted asynchronously for review by pediatric cardiologists in Hawaii...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094570/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-genomic-stability-enhancement-effects-of-zinc-l-carnosine-a-potential-cancer-chemopreventive-agent
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Theng Choon Ooi, Kok Meng Chan, Razinah Sharif
Cancer is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the incidence and mortality rates of cancer are expected to rise tremendously in the near future. Despite a better understanding of cancer biology and advancement in cancer management, current strategies in cancer treatment remain costly and ineffective. Hence, instead of putting more efforts to search for new cancer cures, attention has now been shifted to the development of cancer chemopreventive agents as a preventive measure for cancer formation...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094458/inquiring-about-insomnia-may-facilitate-diagnosis-of-depression-in-the-primary-care-setting
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Megumi Fujieda, Katsuhisa Uchida, Shinichiro Ikebe, Akihiro Kimura, Masashi Kimura, Toshiaki Watanabe, Hisako Sakamoto, Teruaki Matsumoto, Naohisa Uchimura
AIM: Depression is often undiagnosed in primary care. Asking about sleep status is much easier than asking about mood. This study was conducted to examine the relation between insomnia and depression. METHODS: New patients aged 35-64 years were recruited from internal medicine clinics in Japan. Self-administered questionnaires were employed. Depression was evaluated by the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and the Profile of Mood States. Sleep status was investigated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
January 17, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094162/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Masayuki Nakano, Shun-Ichi Ariizumi, Masakazu Yamamoto
Cholangiocarcinoma, also referred to as cholangiocellular carcinoma (particularly in Japan), develops along the biliary tract. The tumor may be intra- or extrahepatic and have different features with specific treatments based on the site of origin. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of cholangiorcarcinoma, such as those proposed by EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver)(1) and the Mayo Clinic(2) classify the tumor into intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal cholangiocarcinoma. There are three main macroscopic patterns of growth of cholangiocarcinoma: mass-forming, periductal-infiltrating and intraductal...
January 5, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094124/quality-control-in-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-for-screening-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-health-care-workers
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Hidetoshi Igari, Akira Watanabe, Yasunori Ichimura, Takayuki Sakurai, Toshibumi Taniguchi, Naruhiko Ishiwada
QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube has been used for screening latent tuberculosis infection in newly employed health care workers in Japan. There have been a few studies concerning quality control. We retrospectively analysed QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube results in a hospital in Japan. Interferon-γ values in three blood collection tubes for QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube were analysed in association with the positivity rate. The data set consisted of health care workers aged 20-29 years during the 7 years between 2010 and 2016...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093756/mottainai-a-japanese-sense-of-anima-mundi
#16
Yuriko Sato
The Japanese expression 'Mottainai!' can be translated as 'What a waste!' or 'Don't be wasteful!' However, mottainai means much more than that. It expresses a sense of concern or regret for whatever is wasted because its intrinsic value is not properly utilized. Buddhism and Japan's indigenous religion, Shinto, are integral to the Japanese psyche, accordingly the other-than-human world is also experienced and lived in daily life. In the Japanese worldview everything in nature is endowed with spirit, every individual existence is dependent on others and all are connected in an ever-changing world...
February 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093751/the-emergence-of-the-ecological-mind-in-hua-yen-kegon-buddhism-and-jungian-psychology
#17
Joe Cambray
The complexity associated with deep interconnectedness in nature is beginning to be articulated and elaborated in the field of ecological studies. While some parallels to the psyche have been made and the field of Eco-psychology has been developing, Jung's explicit contribution by way of the image of rhizomes has not been considered in detail. Philosopher Gilles Deleuze acknowledges borrowing the term from Jung, though he disagreed with Jung's Empedoclean use of the term. The paper presents some fundamental properties of rhizomes along with contemporary scientific research on mycorrhizal (fungal) networks...
February 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093654/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopy-assisted-distal-gastrectomy-with-suprapancreatic-nodal-dissection-for-clinical-stage-i-gastric-cancer-a-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-jcog0703
#18
Naoki Hiki, Hitoshi Katai, Junki Mizusawa, Kenichi Nakamura, Mikihito Nakamori, Takaki Yoshikawa, Kazuyuki Kojima, Haruhiko Imamoto, Motoki Ninomiya, Seigo Kitano, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic gastrectomy has become a common surgical treatment for gastric cancer in eastern Asian countries. However, a large-scale prospective study to investigate the benefit of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) regarding long-term outcomes has never been reported. We have already reported the short-term outcomes of this study. Here we report long-term outcomes as the secondary endpoints of this study after a 5-year follow-up period. METHODS: This study comprised patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer who were able to undergo a distal gastrectomy...
January 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093653/the-administrative-project-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-screening-among-junior-high-school-students-in-an-area-of-japan-with-a-high-incidence-of-gastric-cancer
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Chika Kusano, Takuji Gotoda, Hideki Ishikawa, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori infection is a common chronic infection that is closely associated with gastric cancer, known to be decreasing worldwide. We set up an administrative project of screening examination for H. pylori infection in junior high school students in Akita Prefecture to investigate the current prevalence of H. pylori infection in childhood in an area where the incidence of gastric cancer is particularly high. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: All students in their second or third year of junior high school (13 to 15 years old) in two cities in Akita Prefecture were recruited...
January 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093623/what-factor-within-the-japanese-association-for-acute-medicine-jaam-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-dic-criteria-is-most-strongly-correlated-with-trauma-induced-dic-a-retrospective-study-using-thromboelastometry-in-a-single-center-in-japan
#20
H Koami, Y Sakamoto, K C Yamada, T Matsuda, J Nishi, K Nakayama, R Sakurai, M Ohta, H Imahase, M Yahata, M Umeka, T Miike, F Nagashima, T Iwamura, S Inoue
PURPOSE: The diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) established by the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM) is able to diagnose DIC accurately and promptly. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the degree of association between each parameter of JAAM DIC criteria and the diagnosis of trauma induced DIC (T-DIC) utilizing thromboelastometry (ROTEM). METHODS: Trauma patients transported to our hospital with ROTEM performed in the emergency department between January 2013 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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